Design idea for Ping Application
jeremy at alum.mit.edu
Tue Aug 19 05:30:09 CEST 2003
On Mon, 2003-08-18 at 19:46, Marc wrote:
> So how can I get information back from the ping pipe without waiting
> for it to finish? I'm also open to other solutions if anyone has come
> across something like this before.
Years ago I wrote ping in Python. I don't have the code anymore, but
there's not too much too it. One of the Stevens books has C source for
a simple ping, and it's not much work to adapt the basic design to
Python. It's far simpler than the C code.
If you had a simple ping library in Python, it would be easy to run
several Ping instances in a single select loop. Then you don't need to
bother with threads and pipes and shells.
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